[ros-users] Answers.ros.org Spam

Adolfo Rodríguez Tsouroukdissian adolfo.rodriguez at pal-robotics.com
Thu Jul 3 11:22:11 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 1:21 PM, Adolfo Rodríguez Tsouroukdissian <
adolfo.rodriguez at pal-robotics.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 9:49 PM, Tully Foote <tfoote at osrfoundation.org>
> wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> As many of you have noticed answers.ros.org has been subject to a lot of
>> spam recently. We have been working on adding technical issues, however the
>> spammers have been able to overcome standard defenses like CAPTCHAs which
>> we have added. I'm putting out this call to request a few more moderators
>> for the site. Answers.ros.org is powered by the community and has been
>> well maintained by the several moderators who were initially volunteered
>> several years ago.
>> In light of the persistent spamming by technically savvy spammers, our
>> best defense is to leverage our strong community. We have a very active
>> site and if each person helps just a little the spam can dissapear very
>> quickly.
>> To everyone, please use the "flag offensive" for any spam you encounter,
>> whether it's in a question or an answer. This will bring it to the
>> attention of the moderators who can block users. If you have enough karma
>> you can also delete the post, however please flag it first so that the
>> moderators can block the user as well.
>> We've recently expanded the pool of moderators however I'd like to expand
>> the pool of moderators to include a few more people from various timezones
>> who have demonstrated contributions to the site(>500 Karma). If you are
>> interested in becoming a moderator please contact me off list.
> Hello Tully,
> I'd like to help out with the spam cleanup. I volunteer to be a moderator.
Oops, sorry for replying to the list. I hit send too fast...

> Cheers,
> Adolfo.
>> Tully
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